After having become football royalty during the Sydney Olymics and crawled into the hearts of the Cameroonian public, goalkeeper Carlos Kameni seems to be witnessing a negative turn in fortune. With Espanyol Barcelone now his former team, Kameni’s transfer to cash-rich Malaga was supposed to be the perfect spiringboard for his comeback. But things haven’t quite gone as he would have hoped as he has struggled to maintain a first team spot. During one of their matches where he was opportuned to play,the Cameroonian gooalkeeper received his matching orders after a foul on an opponent. That incident aside, Kameni has become more famous for off-field happennings. His ailing fortunes have cost him his first team goalkeeper position with the Indomitable Lions. At a time when other players with whom he joined the Lions are being laid- off from the den for one reason or the other, the future doesn’t augur well for the former fans’ favourite. As Cameroonians clamour for fresh faces in their senior team, Kameni might slowly be making his way out of the very hearts and minds that once saw him as the only man who could keep goals out and take the Lions forward.